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statue for cal ripken jr. being unveiled tonight in the middle of the playoff run by our o's. we're live this morning at camden yards with the report for you on "good morning maryland." >> good morning, it's thursday morning, i'm megan pringle, thank you for joining us. 6:00 right now. weather and traffic in just a moment, however we want to get right to the news because the big story overnight the democratic national convention. it ends tonight with the president's acceptance speech and aides will be speaking at the convention. now they're going to move it rather than the stadium instead they're moving it inside and that's because of weather. last night it was former president bill clinton who spoke. we're going to send it now live to sandra endo live in charlotte with more. >> reporter: it was quintessential clinton on stage last night laying out the framework for what the election is all about. it's a tough act to follow but tonight, it's all about barack obama. and he will make his case in his own words about why he deserves a second term.
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♪ former president bill clinton made a forceful endorsement of president barack obama on day two of the democratic national convention. >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the former president commanded the crowd. speaking for 48 minutes. making the case obama has a better path forward for the next four yearsful he countered gop criticism that voters aren't better off now than four years ago. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: clinton praised obama for reforming health care and saving the auto industry. and the former president delivered a clear distinction of what this race comes down to -- >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket.
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but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> reporter: the evening started off with dissension when delegates were voting on the party's platform. good and jerusalem were left out of the discourse that were later included. eventually taking three votes to pass. before president obama addresses the convention tonight, vice president joe biden will give his acceptance speech. both have a lot of work to do ask have to be convincing given the fact recent polls show obama and mitt romney in a dead heat. reporting live in charlotte, i'm sandra endo, back to you. all right. let's talk about what's going on this morning. because we have some wet weather out there. and caroline county still keeps getting hit by some showers this morning. this one lone shower just won't die. but the heaviest rain we are looking back across virginia this morning, around
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harrisonburg, if you are going that way, be prepared for that as you step out the door. now temperature-wise we're at 75 digs right now in -- degrees right now in bowie. temperatures well above average once again and look at the dew point in the 70s and feeling very sultry out there this morning. moreover the same in glen ole with the dew point at 68 degrees right now. and emmettsburg the last stop this morning with the dew point around 65 degrees. here's the forecast as we walk you through the hour by hour for today. by 10:00 still very soupy outside. 81 degrees with sun/cloud mix by lunchtime. 86 degrees, a check now of the traffic with mike masco. good morning everybody. one issue that's route 1 just north of bel air in darlington. we have a crash that's tying up both directions on route 1. just be aware of that especially right around castleton road. as we slide to the south, some construction delays as you make your way into the key bridge toll plaza. in fact that's tying things up between quarantine road and hawkins point road at this hour but most of the beltway is
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looking frit good. we have the -- pretty good. we have the game in town a little after 5:00 the ceremonies will start. so just be aware probably right after 4:00 we'll start to see some delays on 395. outside we go for a live shot. we'll give you an idea of what's going on this morning. 695 at liberty road some volume picking up. we'll switch the shots to 95 at harford road and things are looking good at this hour. your drive times they're looking good as well. most of the speeds are up to around 65 and things are looking good again southbound from maryland pennsylvania line 695, 22 minute commute. megan? we can thank art modell everyone sunday. that is -- every sunday. he's the man who's responsible for bringing football back to baltimore. this morning we have been told he's at the hospital reported to be in grave condition at johns hopkins. the 87-year-old purchased the cleveland browns that was back in 1961. he moved the franchise to baltimore in 1996. that move made him a hero here. he sold the minority interest of the team to steve bisciotti back in 2000 and in april 2004, bisciotti completed the purchase of the franchise. art modell right now johns
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hopkins again we're keeping a really close eye on the story and we're working the phones right now to get you the latest condition because he's been such a champion not only to bringing football but a also local charities here in the baltimore area. another bier stick happening today -- big story happening today. mosquito spraying will begin in baltimore county and that's happening tonight. abc2 news linda so is here with all the details about the spraying. >> reporter: it's scheduled for tonight. in the millford mill neighborhood and workers with the department of agriculture will spray for mosquitoes after someone in that area recently died from west nile virus. the spray is designed to kill mosquitoes that carry the virus. the cdc says 2012 is on track to be the worst year ever for west nile in the u.s.. most of the cases are in about six states and texas is the hardest hit right now. so far 87 people have died from the disease. symptoms resemble the flu. >> the mosquito is a key here.
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it is the victor, it is the part of that chain that takes the disease from the bird and it bites human and passes it on to the human. without the mosquito you break that chain. >> reporter: if you live in the millford mill area, stay inside while the spraying happens tonight. >> people want to know is this only happening in baltimore county? >> reporter: also learned they plan to spray next week in anne arundel county after several cases were detected there. >> all right, i'm sure this is a story that's going to develop as we hear more about it. thank you so much linda so with abc2 news. another story happening today in the midst of the orioles' first playoff run in 15 years, the o's right now honoring their team tonight. and the ironman himself. the team's living legend series continues and tonight, it's all about cal ripken jr.. so abc2 news charlie crowson is back down at the yard again charlie. did you ever leave there or have you been camping out by the -- >> i went home to change clothes. i went home to change clothes
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megan. we came back out and took a shower and been here most of the night getting ready for today. a big series for the orioles getting ready for a four game sweat the yankees tonight. -- set with the yankees tonight. baltimore trails new york coming into the series tonight. they are one game back and it's going to be a critical one. but it's starting off in great fashion for baltimore. as they continue the legend statue series that started here earlier this year. already we've got frank and earl and we've got eddie and jim palmer, they're already there. tonight cal ripken is taking his place among those legends here. in baltimore baseball lore. it was on this day. 17 years ago back in 1995 that cal ripken jr. became baseball's all time consecutive games leader at 2,131 games. he passed lou gehrig's mark here at camden yards against the california angels. you know the guy who we were talking about, president clinton was here for the game in the booth with espn when cal had his home run in the 4th inning and that was a milestone in baseball. many say will never be broken. to give you a little perspective on this megan, the
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current active games leader in baseball is at 300 games. cal ripken played 2,632 games in a row and tonight it's going to be all about him. >> 1995 was cal's record- setting yearment '96 and '97 were the playoff years at camden yards and you know here we are 15 years later and hopefully on the cusp of another playoff season. >> reporter: good faiths are gone to -- gates are going to open at 5:00 tonight and the ceremony around 5:15. then another ceremony on the field. coming up in just a moment we're going to talk about these two items. these were given out to fans at the game back in 1995. we'll take a look at these and tell you the significance and the history of baseball in baltimore and baseball's ironman cal ripken jr.. megan back to you in the studio. and we want to see your orioles' pride. so send us your fan photos. send them to and be sure to put orioles in the salt line and check out all the
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fan pictures and the slide shows section of our website. we'd love to see otos. . football fans gearing up for the ravens' home opener monday night against the cincinnati bengals, monday night the cheerleaders will be at the green turtle at mchenry road for autographs and calendars. the party starts 5:00 and autographs begin at 6:00. last night a huge celebration happened at power plant live. >> the whole week is just a big party and we're just culminating with our monday night home games. national broadcast, couldn't be more excited and we're going to have a division rival here at m&t bank stadium. monday night game. you can feel it in the air. >> all right, so tomorrow the ravens' caravan will travel around baltimore. to find a list of all the stops you can head to the website. the team invites fans to show their purple pride so keep that the mind getting ready for work tomorrow. before the ravens' game on
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monday another big event happening downtown. michael phelps will be honored for having more medals than any other olympian in history. in his three olympic appearances, he has received 22 medals, 18 of them are gold. so he and all the other maryland athletes who were over in london will be at the inner harbor ampitheater for a celebration which kicks off at 4:00. well, stay with us this morning, your kid may be have a flacco jersey or maybe a reid jersey? can you imagine telling them they can't wear it to scheme? why one -- school? why one district told an 8-year- old boy they have to leave his favorite player's jersey at home. on gourd. find out what -- guard. find out what this sport has to do with defenders' day. i'm sherrie johnson live at fort mchenry. that story is coming up. >> take a look at that, there's big mess to clean up this morning. we're going to show you this situation just ahead. >> and maryland's most powerful radar picking up on a few scattered showers this morning.
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i'll tell you what you can expect for the game this evening coming up. >> all right and good morning i'm mike masco. a look at the 895 right now south on 195. things are looking good at this hour and we have a new crash on the big boards and we'll show you it's 95 northbound. we'll talk more about that coming up on "good morning maryland." >> and you're looking at a live picture of new york city's times square, head up there right now 11 minutes after 6:00 and get a check on the latest news with techbytes. >> reporter: in today's techbytes, nokia and motorola unveiled new smart phones just a week before the launch of the latest iphone. nokia unveiled the 820. with a premium lens and motorola showed off the new line of the droid razrs. it has 1080 ph.d. recording and will run the jelly bean only rating system. there are reports that amazon's long rumored phone
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if you love history you love reenactments this weekend we have something for you. people in our area are going to be celebrating defenders' day. commemorating the bicentennial of the war of 1812. abc2 news' sherrie johnson is certainly getting into the spirit of things. she has got her sword and her hat and how's it going over there? >> reporter: i am having so much fun. i mean we are out here talking -- what a way to make history
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fun. we're talking about maryland's oldest holiday defenders' day and you know what? i have these swords and they've been showing me a couple of moves here. i am here with ranger tim and ranger jim. and you know, good warning to you first of all -- good morning to you first of all. let's talk a little bit about the swords. you know this is what they used here. we're talking about defenders' day. >> absolutely and we're going to bring history alive here at fort mchenry. on the pride of baltimore ii which will be docked at fort mchenry on saturday. we're not going to have a bunch of historians in suits. you can see and hear and experience history. >> reporter: what can people enjoy this weekend? a fun filled weekend for the whole family. >> absolutely, go on the pride. they're going to be doing day sails from fort mchenry. march around with the troops and here the firing of muskets and cannons. explore the camps and look at the camp firs and really get into it. >> reporter: this is awesome. talk to me a little bit about my hat and my outfit. what do i represent?
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>> you're wearing the uniform of the sailor. the united states' flotilla that was here at fort mchenry in 1814. >> reporter: wow. how exciting? you know what and it fits me like a glove. >> nice and warm? >> reporter: very warm, very nice. tell me a couple of moves here, this is new to me. what do you say enguard and cut once -- >> just yell huzzah and go at the enemy and slash until they run away. >> reporter: oh my goodness with such fiber. >> the key is passion and scare the enemy. that's what baltimore did in 1814. we drove the british back down the bay. >> reporter: all right, defenders' day so there's something to see for everyone. even the little ones. this is so exciting. i have to learn a couple of moves here. and yeah, that's right. okay. got it. all right. whoa. all right. reporting live here at fort mchenry. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> all right, we'll check in with you, you are having tuition fun out here. in southeast massachusetts a storm dumb about 3 inches of
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rain over the area and some spots had water up to four feet high. the firefighters called in to help the stranded cars in falls river. i think everybody no matter where you were experienced the humidity. >> exactly and humid once again for today. we have the game this evening. don't think it's going to affect it whatsoever. so make sure you get out there and show your support. but we're also talking about still the remnants of isaac. some of them moved north and some of them to the south. what i'm talking about right now megan and you can see it in the gulf of mexico right there. so this little disturbance has a 50% chance of becoming a tropical system. and the next 48 hours. again, this is remnants of isaac. some of them moved to the south and some of them moved to the north and that's what we'll be experiencing as we head throughout today. so let's take it off to the tropics here and we had isaac out there. still the remnants rather. and now we're looking at another storm out here across the atlantic. and we also have another one to talk about. this one is very formidable. this is hurricane michael right
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now. look at that eye. wow. this is a dream of a meteorologist forecaster. looks so pretty on the satellite and nice and strong right now. this is the first category 3 hurricane rather a major hurricane and the winds sustained now at about 115 miles an hour. you can see that it does stay away from the united states and that's definitely some good news moving to the northeast at about 6 miles an hour. we still do have high pressure trying to build in across the area for today. but we also do have this trough that's going to try to affect our weather and that's why i'm going to keep the chance for showers and storms in here as we go through today and also tomorrow. but the keyword will be isolated in nature. meaning that not everyone is going to get wet as woe go through time. so that's definite some good news what to see. the temperature for today, as we head out and about. we will get hot. i'm forecasting a high right arnold 90-degrees into 3:00 and also 4:00 for today. and here's a check of the seven day forecast. cools down nicely as we head into monday. we'll be talking about the
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ravens then. great day for some football. a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco. good morning. good morning, you're all fired up with hurricane michael out there. we have an accident on 95 northbound right after riverside park. police do have it on the right shoulder and i don't think things are going to be tied up. a few may start to tie things up on northbound route 95. route 1 both directions between castleton road we have an accident bloking all lanes and that's just north of bel air. things looking good this morning, maybe a little delayed because of road construction in quarantine road. we'll take you outside for a live shot and show you 83 at shawan road. things are looking good at this point and 695 at harford road of some normal volume picking up current hour and drive times looking pretty good. for most to have area roadways, 95 from the outer loop to 83.
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looking pretty good. this happened in thomasville, north carolina and about 70 miles northeast of charlotte. nobody was hurt but an investigation into how this happened and why sunday way right now -- is underway right now. a young broncos fan is being banned from wearing his favorite jersey to school. you might be wondering why. well the 8-year-old is a huge fan of peyton manning. and he begged his mom for a jersey only to find out he cannot wear it inside his third grade classroom. you see the school district says that the number 18 is considered to be part of gang culture. >> we do try to really discourage and take a strong stance on any sort of clothing or display of gang affiliated material or. >> i think they need to start paying attention more to the education that the children are getting rather than what they're wearing. >> the number 18 is one of a handful the district says can be associated with gang violence and is banned from the school. altogether. all right, well stay with
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us because at the convention's all eyes on the speakers and of course their families. well, parents you know that your kids are unpredictable and imagine if the cameras were rolling all the time on your child. one star from the convention not on the stage. just ahead we're going to introduce you to somebody a little girl who's now been dubbed little miss hair flip. >> and remember katie premieres on september 10th. right here abc2 in baltimore. it's going to happen at 4:00 every weekday followed by our news with jamie costello and kelly at 5:00 and 6:00. we'll be right back.
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oh, star was born on tuesday night during the keynote speech at the democric national convention. not the speaker, but actually his daughter. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: kids at conventions are loose cannons. but when the keynote speaker san antonio may mayor castro referred to his 3-year-old -- victoria. >> reporter: the cameras naturally went to her and caught her scratching and
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sticking out her tongue. until she suddenly noticed herself on the big screen. as if it were a mirror. >> i found myself whispering to her as it was once whispered to me. [ speaking foreign language ] may glad bless you. >> reporter: as she flipped her hair the tweets flew. ready for her closeup. work it baby girl. to her father's surprise, delegates were laughing at a part of his speech that wasn't supposed to be funny. [ laughter ] as a "chicago tribune" reporter tweeted -- karina victoria castro for secretary of the adorable. next thing you know her hair flipping was flitting around the web. put to the pop hit by will smith's daughter willow. ♪ ♪ i whip my hair back and forth ♪ >> reporter: that's the girl dubbed little miss hair flip whipped her way into the annals
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of cute convection kids. the last time this happens it involved licking rather than flipping. who could forgot piper sarah palin's daughter? >> i knew their families too. >> reporter: licking and licking their baby brother's hair as mom addressed the republican national convention. she was so mesmerized -- she almost forgot to join the standing ovation when her dad finished and while the applause -- [ applause ] was music to his ears, she covered hers, jeanne moos, cnn, new york. president obama, the first lady, former president bill clinton, politicians are under the microscope at the democratic national convention right now and of course there's these guys, we're going to show you the lighter side of the convention just ahead.
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excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. this is video you will probably never supposed to see now that it's being released one maryland officer could be in trouble this morning. details on this straight ahead. and where were you the night cal ripken jr. became the ironman? a chance tonight to be a part of baseball history. a live report coming up in

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